An operation has begun to recover up to one-billion-euro in gold from a sunken ship off Donegal.
The passenger boat was abandoned in 1940 after being hit by a Nazi bomber and set ablaze.
The wreck of the RMS Empress of Britain lies 500-metres deep about 130-kilometres off the coast of Donegal.
According to the Times Ireland, a private recovery operator is on a mission to find the gold.
The government has been informed and could be in line for a multimillion-euro windfall.